hard and soft textures

Here are a few sample pieces where I have stitched softer materials onto a stoneware base.

ceramic stumpwork 1.JPG

This one has a padded circle of French knots, applied stumpwork-style.

ceramic crochet 1.JPG

These two have padded crochet circles. The first one is fairly flat. When making the other I experimented with changing the shape of the crochet, by varying the height and density of stitches.

ceramic crochet 2.JPG

ceramic and string

I made these pieces using a combination of white earthenware and perle cotton. I was thinking about those pin pictures that were around in the 1970s, and how one might make them more three dimensional. I like stitching through ceramics because I usually think of stitching as something you do through a yielding material such as fabric, but ceramics are so hard and unyielding.



I would like to do more of this, but it does get a bit fiddly in the corners.